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Goose # 30 last for the season
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Contributors to this thread:
Paul@thefort 30-Jan-16
Paul@thefort 30-Jan-16
Paul@thefort 30-Jan-16
Paul@thefort 30-Jan-16
Heat 30-Jan-16
Paul@thefort 30-Jan-16
spike78 30-Jan-16
Paul@thefort 30-Jan-16
Paul@thefort 30-Jan-16
Mark Watkins 30-Jan-16
HUNT MAN 30-Jan-16
Paul@thefort 30-Jan-16
Bowboy 30-Jan-16
Paul@thefort 30-Jan-16
Julius K 31-Jan-16
GhostBird 31-Jan-16
Paul@thefort 31-Jan-16
Swampy 01-Feb-16
sitO 01-Feb-16
Sage Buffalo 01-Feb-16
Mt. man 01-Feb-16
Iowa_Archer 01-Feb-16
Bear Track 01-Feb-16
Paul@thefort 01-Feb-16
Swampy 01-Feb-16
Beav 02-Feb-16
'Ike' (Phone) 02-Feb-16
Duke 02-Feb-16
Paul@thefort 02-Feb-16
BK 02-Feb-16
Paul@thefort 02-Feb-16
BK 02-Feb-16
Mt. man 11-Feb-16
Paul@thefort 13-Feb-16
Bear Track 06-Mar-16
hunt'n addict 06-Mar-16
RymanCat 06-Mar-16
midwest 06-Mar-16
Paul@thefort 06-Mar-16
Dooner 06-Mar-16
Bear Track 06-Mar-16
Paul@thefort 13-Aug-16
t-roy 13-Aug-16
From: Paul@thefort
30-Jan-16

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After killing goose number 29 yesterday (6 for the season), I decided to give it one more day before ending the season.

From: Paul@thefort
30-Jan-16

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at 8 am this single flew in

From: Paul@thefort
30-Jan-16

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a good shot at 30 yards put him down

From: Paul@thefort
30-Jan-16

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Chase had no idea this was to be the last goose of the season. He brought in the goose like a champ.

From: Heat
30-Jan-16
Right on Paul! Thanks for sharing your goose hunts. Quite a bit different than most of the other hunts we read about and we here on the Bowsite.

From: Paul@thefort
30-Jan-16

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The end to a very successful goose season, with bow and arrow. This last goose makes it 30 geese in the last 5 years. Seven for me this year and one for Will (OTC Will).

Truck packed and heading home. Will make lots of goose jerky.

One interesting fact was that the 5 remaining geese that came to the decoys were all singles this last week. Looking for their mate, most likely.

See you next goose season if not before on another hunting adventure.

my best, Paul

From: spike78
30-Jan-16
Greats thread Paul. How is goose to eat? I have never tried it but may try to hunt them for the first time this year.

From: Paul@thefort
30-Jan-16
Thanks Nick, I hope to head down your way next January to chase the gray ghost again. Might be a good story in the future.

Paul

From: Paul@thefort
30-Jan-16
How is goose to eat" OK!

Sunday night's dinner will be goose. Here is one way to cook it.

I take both goose breast and slice it into three thin piece. The cut is parallel to the cutting board. I then marinate the meat with Kraft Catalina rich and tangy dressing for 24 hrs.

Cooking consists of fast grilling, to med rare.

Serve with potatoes, vegetables, and red wine.

Paul

From: Mark Watkins
30-Jan-16
You just had to get the one more hunt in:)!

Nicely done Paul!

Mark

From: HUNT MAN
30-Jan-16
Very nice work and good shooting. Hunt

From: Paul@thefort
30-Jan-16
Mark, I blame it on the cabin fever that seems to be going around this days. Yea, at least until turkey season starts, then everyone feels better.

Hunt, speaking of nice work, ie, your Alaska trip. Good going. Re-sighting in the single pin MGS made a big difference.

Paul

From: Bowboy
30-Jan-16
Congrats! Good practice for turkey hunting.

From: Paul@thefort
30-Jan-16
Craig, excellent practice for long beards. I plan on using my recurve bow again for the toms.

Hope all is well up there in the Cowboy State.

Paul

From: Julius K
31-Jan-16
Congrats Paul!

From: GhostBird
31-Jan-16
Congratulations Paul & Chase... excellent!!!

From: Paul@thefort
31-Jan-16
JK and GB, thanks. having fun as usual and with Chase, a special fun for sure.

my best, Paul

From: Swampy
01-Feb-16
I have the perfect property for doing this and never even thought about doing it . Thanks Paul . This year going to give it a try . Say Hi to Chase for me .

From: sitO
01-Feb-16

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Good work Paul & Chase, thanks again for taking us along!

If you want a good Goose Pastrami recipe let me know, it's from another Bowsiter but I know he be would happy I shared it...and it's good!

From: Sage Buffalo
01-Feb-16
That looks awesome and delicious!

Terrine's fellas, terrines. Learn how to make them and your turkeys and geese will change the way people think about them.

From: Mt. man
01-Feb-16
sitO that looks yummy!

Paul, again way to go!

From: Iowa_Archer
01-Feb-16
Here I thought you were all wrapped up a couple of weeks ago. Great stuff, as usual. Now I am just trying to think where I could set up for some archery geese myself next year. :)

From: Bear Track
01-Feb-16
Thanks Paul. You're having too much fun! Believe it or not, we still have 15 geese here hanging around some open water below a dam. Must be cold when it's 25 below, feathers or not!

From: Paul@thefort
01-Feb-16
Swampy, Do it and then share the hunt with us.

SitO. I sent you my email for the recipe

Sage, I looked that up, ie,Terrien, looks interesting

Mt Man, Thanks

Iowa Archer, hard to stop hunting with a season still in progress.

Bear Track, I believe you. They do make -20 degree sleeping bags. Must be eating old moss to survive.

It is now snowing out up to 6 inch so far. glad I took down the blind and stored the decoys. Got to crank up the snowblower in the morning.

My best, Paul

From: Swampy
01-Feb-16
Looks like I might have to buy a camera and learn how to operate a computer better . At sixty two this stuff is new to me . Been in the wood's to long I guess . LOL

From: Beav
02-Feb-16
Great way to end the season Paul!

02-Feb-16
Good stuff Paul...

From: Duke
02-Feb-16
Very nice, Paul!! Good following your posts, as always!

From: Paul@thefort
02-Feb-16
Hey Duke, I checked out your game photos. Love the one with your boy holding your bow, and with his fur hat on, ie, the turkey pic.

OR, did he actually kill that tom????

From: BK
02-Feb-16
I got to say, that is one good looking black lab. Excellent head.

From: Paul@thefort
02-Feb-16

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BK, here is Chase with his very first duck at the age of 6 months. Man, that was 6 1/2 years ago.

Paul

From: BK
02-Feb-16
Great looking lab

From: Mt. man
11-Feb-16

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Hey Paul have you seen this video? I just had a friend share it with me.

From: Paul@thefort
13-Feb-16
I have now.

And they didn't even ask me to tag along.

Great fun and well done.

Paul

From: Bear Track
06-Mar-16
Paul, some of your geese flew into the lake in front of my house today. They'll be making some new targets for you in about 6 weeks.

06-Mar-16
Very nice Paul. Thanks for sharing.

From: RymanCat
06-Mar-16
Wow does it get any better. No it don't not even with P and Y bucks either. Special bond man and his best friend his hunting dog and then add bow and waterfowl. It tops it all off. Thanks for taking us along.

From: midwest
06-Mar-16
Labs are the best! Very nice, Paul!

From: Paul@thefort
06-Mar-16
BT, I thought the ice on your lake did not melt until May.

Thanks for the heads up as I will be looking for them.

My best, Paul

From: Dooner
06-Mar-16
Great post Paul! Man, that is one great looking Lab:-)

From: Bear Track
06-Mar-16
We had a big south wind and assume they thought they'd sail here just to find a foot of snow and no open water. End of April is early ice out and May 5-10, average ice out.

From: Paul@thefort
13-Aug-16
I just turned 25# of goose and duck meat into Jerky and when done, I was curious what the protein level might be compared to WT deer. I like taking jerky on my long elk hunting trips. Here is what I found for 3 oz of meat.

Goose meat:

Calories--201

Protein--24 grams

Fat==12 grams

Cholesterol==81 milligrams

WT deer meat:

Calories==134

Protein==26 grams

Fat==3 grams

Cholesterol==95 grams

All in the ball park being similar.. Looking forward being on the mountain side elk hunting and taking a break with a stick of goose/duck jerky in hand.

my best, Paul

From: t-roy
13-Aug-16
Best of luck to you Paul!

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